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Musical Monday: Halloween edition.

It’s time for my annual Halloween mix!

This year’s mix is different from the past in a couple ways. First of all, it’s a proper mix all zipped together & everything! Secondly, I strayed from my normal ‘comfort zone’ of music; I went for a “vintage Halloween” theme and so there’s only ONE song on this mix that I’ve used on past mixes (okay, so I’ve used a couple of the other songs, but different versions).

(Is there a ‘trick’ to uploading mixes to 8track.com or last.fm? I set up accounts but there’s no option for me to upload. Do you have to pay to do that? Cause that ain’t happening.)

I need to give a stick-tap to the spooktacular thepeculiarcat for unknowingly giving me the inspiration for this mix. She recommended the song “The Headless Horseman” by Kay Starr and I gave it a listen and then started listening to songs like it & here we are! All of the songs (other than the classical pieces that open & close the mix) are from the 1930s-1960s (the song by the Puppini Sisters is from the 60s but the recording is obviously only a few years old...but it has the ‘feel’ I was going for).

(If you decide to give it a listen, please let me know if the zip is FUBAR’d, I had a heckuva time uploading it for some reason.)

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Toccata & Fugue::Ederhard Kraus
The Headless Horseman::Kay Starr
The Ghost Walk::Borrah Minnevitch
Spooky::The Puppini Sisters
That Old Black Magic::James Darren
Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead::Ella Fitzgerald
The Shadow Knows::The Coasters
Night of the Vampire::The Moontrekkers
Monster Mash::Bobby "Boris" Pickett & the Crypt-Kickers
Hoodoo::Al Reed
The Devil's Gonna Get You::Bessie Smith
I Put a Spell On You::Screamin' Jay Hawkins
O Fortuna::London Philharmonic Orchestra

Feel free to share your favorite Halloween songs in comments!!!

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Only 3 more days of Halloween posts to go!!!
Hang in there!!!


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Oct. 28th, 2013 04:51 pm (UTC)
I love "Monster Mash" so much. :P :D

Ooooh, and James Darren! <3

Some of my favorites are "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, "Witchy Woman" by The Eagles, and "Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult.

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Oct. 28th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
"Monster Mash" was my favorite song as a kid. I always got pissed the radio stations only played it @ Halloween lol. I keep it on my iPod all year long.

Excellent choices! I put "Superstition" and "Witchy Woman" on basically every single Halloween mix I've ever made, thought I'd better switch it up this year! ;)
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Oct. 28th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
The only song I can think of (and it's not even Halloween-y at all in the end) is Boogie Monster by Gnarls Barkley. It's kinda awesome that you know so many. :D Snagging the mix btw.
Oct. 29th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
That's a good song! I would put that on a Halloween mix, definitely.
Oct. 28th, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
I watched the 2nd episode of Reign. First off I really just want all of Mary's dresses okay?

I can't remember what girl was wearing it but that "nightgown" (I use that term very loosely) that's not something appropriate to wear outside the bedroom now nevermind hundred of years ago.

I have no idea what is in the forest and how does Bash know how to deal with it?

Why does the hidden girl want to help Mary?

At what point is the show going to really go off history seeing as Mary dies?

They did mention Elizabeth so I think they are going to bring her in the show at some point. Maybe she's behind some of the attacks?

I'm sure I have more things to talk about but I'm blanking at the moment.

Now for my Halloween songs:

This Is Halloween from The nightmare before Christmas
Oh Death-Ralph Stanley
Oct. 29th, 2013 03:13 pm (UTC)
Part 1
WARNING: I’m going to ramble a lot. Most of it I’m going to say in a post next week but I think you’re the only person on my flist watching the show, so here goes. BESIDES, I JUST REALLY WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS SHOW, OKAY??? LOL

Right? Weren’t her dresses amazing??? They were all gorgeous, but I especially loved the dark blue (or black) one with the gold embroidery and the white lace one she wore to the picnic. Stunning. I haven’t worn a dress in years but I want all her dresses just to laze around the house in lol.

OMG THE THIGH-HIGH NIGHTIE WITH THE KNEE SOCKS?!?! I’m so glad you mentioned it. I came unglued!!! (Honestly, all the stuff that went on & that’s what bothered me lol.) The girl who wore that (Kenna?) is the one who’s going to have the affair with the King…I think she’s so badly miscast. I have this ‘thing’ where I think some actresses/actors just have modern faces & look out of place in period pieces. And she’s one of them. Everyone else in the cast I can completely buy as being from the 1500s but her face just screams “SORRY I TOOK A WRONG TURN ON MY WAY TO THE TEEN WOLF SET!!!” (Oh, I also LOL’d @ Francis’ turtleneck sweater.)

Okay, now let me throw out some wild theories here lol…

Bash (oy dat name) and the pagans (or whatever) in the forest…I don’t know how he knew how to deal with them (unless his mother is a pagan?), but he just strikes me as one of those characters who know how to handle anything. Like how Barbie mysteriously has all those skillz on Under the Dome. BUT it’s quite dangerous to know that sort of stuff in that time period when they burnt people at the stake left & right for ‘heresy’. Francis is (as far as we know) the only person who knows he has those skillz & Francis seems to respect him despite him being a ~bastard, but what if word of that would accidentally slip or something & get to Catherine? She already hates Bash for being a bastard & being at court. Think of the ‘fun’ she could have with that bit of info! Then there’s the bit from the pilot when Bash’s mom told him to be careful not to bleed for a girl he couldn’t have…SO Catherine could straight up have him executed for either the pagan stuff *or* if she thought (or wanted everyone) to think he’d gotten too close to Mary. *OR* Catherine could blackmail him to help her get rid of Mary to save his own skin. Which I don’t know if he’d do that to save himself, I’m leaning towards ‘no’ at this point, but they’re going for the ~mysterious angle so far. (I don’t understand why all the press says Bash is the “bad boy” when Francis is the one with screwing around and we haven’t seen Bash do anything other than go into the dangerous forest TWICE for Mary but anyhoo. Maybe he does have a harem stashed somewhere.)

(Random aside: the guy that plays Bash was on The Tudors where he played a rapist/murdering psychopath who had an affair with Queen Catherine Howard & got beheaded & his head put on pike. OMG I HAAAAAAAAATED HIM ON THERE, HE CREEPED ME THE HELL OUT. When I saw he was going to be on Reign I was worried that I’d continue to be creeped, but I like him on here & I like Bash faaaaaaaaaaaaar better than Francis & his flop facial hair. And I may or may not yell "JUST DIE ALREADY, FRANCIS!!!" at the TV. )

My theory about Clarissa: I watched the ep twice & Catherine’s little outburst about how the King keeps Bash being at court to disgrace her…and there other little lines dropped about how Catherine hates her husband’s dalliances & how disgraceful it would be for a Queen to have a child who's legitimacy could be questioned…I kind of think that the girl in the wall is another of the King’s illegitimate kids that Catherine somehow found out about & shoved into the walls to live as a feral child or whatever. That would give Clarissa reason to help ANYONE who was against Catherine. (A far more interesting twist would be that Catherine had a bastard she stuffed into the wall, she could've passed it off as stillborn or something.)(I’m sure the thought that it’s just a horribly disfigured royal child Catherine was ashamed of is probably more accurate.)

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Oct. 30th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
Re: Part 1
lol! I know,most of my dresses are pretty casual summer type but I would totally wear those and I don't usually like long dresses. I have one long dress from my grad,that's how old it is.

Yeah I'm not crazy about her either,she just seems bland and does not seem to belong. The king is hitting on her and she's all "NBD".

That totally reminds me of something,what if vision guy (I'm just going to give them nicknames until I can remember them lol) was actually seeing a vision of Bash instead? No kidding,unless not being "the cw type" is really what they mean.

I really like Bash so far,Francis I'm eh on him. sometimes he's pretty cool but other times I want to slap him.

I like those theory's but love the it's actually Catherine's one. That would be a pretty shocking twist.
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Oct. 29th, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
Part 2
I’m wondering how they’re going to handle the history part of this as well. Mary was 44 when she died, so when they do decide to end the show, they’re going to have to play with that for one thing. And technically, she & Francis should already be married: she’s supposed to be 15 now & they married at 14 and he died 3-4 years later. Then she went back to Scotland and married Lord Darnley & stuff really went down the crapper then. So are they going to marry them or drag it out…because when she goes back to Scotland, wouldn’t they have to find 2 new male leads (unless they can finangle a way to send Bash back to Scotland with her…marry her off to one of her ladies and then Mary & Bash can ~dally on the side…I’M TRYING TO THINK LIKE A CW SHOW HERE LOL)?

Oh, man, I know it’s not cool, but I haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate Elizabeth. Both historically & in every movie I’ve seen about her. Always have, always will. They better get a red head for Elizabeth though! I would not be surprised if they had Elizabeth & Catherine working together against Mary at some point.

I had to laugh, I was reading on Oh No They Didn’t yesterday and there were these 2 people just GOING OFF on this show and how it was crap & they hated it because they were history majors (yup me too) and this show is sooooooo inaccurate (again, yup) and how they wished it was more like The Tudors. Oh, because that show was so historically accurate: Henry VIII was historically a red head over 6’ tall and weighed at least 350 lbs yet he was played by a guy with dark hair who’s 5’9” and weighs about 165!!!

Also, if you like the music from the show, just holler: I kinda/sorta looked up all the songs they’ve used so far, downloaded them and put them on my old 1GB iPod shuffle. I can hook you up if you want ;)

Excellent Halloween songs! Oh, man, I need to put “Oh Death” on a mix one of these years….

Sorry for all that, this show just gives me a lot of ~*~FEELZ~*~.
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Oct. 28th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
Excellent mix here! I love the Ella Fitzgerald track- one of my favorites. How about "Witchcraft" by Old Blue Eyes?

A+ gif!
Oct. 29th, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
I had "Witchcraft" on my short-list of songs for this mix, but ultimately...forgot it? Cause I thought sure I put it on here. Ooops! :(
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Oct. 29th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
Love this list! :)
Monster Mash is one of my favourite songs ever. Also love I Put a Spell On You, Ding-Dong! the Witch is Dead and That Old Black Magic.

Here's a few of my favourite Halloween type songs :

Purple People Eater- Sheb Wooley ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9H_cI_WCnE

Big Bad Wolf (from Teen Wolf)- Bunny and the Wolf Sisters ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YMPt31C1y0

Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YvAYIJSSZY

Devil in Disuise - Elvis Presley ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wQFaX83l1E

The Time Warp - from the Rocky Horror Picture Show ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtkdo7bOmJc

Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BmEGm-mraE

Witchcaraft - Frank Sinatra ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erQ_m7vk0N8

Devil Woman - Cliff Richard ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTp_Yy9QHBw

Your Auntie Grizelda - The Monkees ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7kdGrOZrls (cutest video ever! ♥)

My Friend The Witch Doctor - David Seville ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iA_TZ15ruA

Mad Monster Party (from the fabulous movie) - Ethel Ennis ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ANt_CZ-20c

Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jnr ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvkKX035484

Love Potion Number 9 - The Searchers ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rXhXLsNJL8

Mean Green Mother from Outer Space - from Little Shop of Horrors ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fIVLJYaggM
Oct. 29th, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
Excellent list!!! Quite a few of those are my "old stand-bys" I put on almost all my Halloween mixes. Then there are a couple I've never heard. I'd never thought of using "Your Auntie Grizelda", that's brilliannt! Thanks for all the links :)

Edited at 2013-10-29 02:06 pm (UTC)
Oct. 30th, 2013 02:34 am (UTC)
I'm a big fan of the "Nightmare Revisited" album.
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Nov. 3rd, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
I'd not heard that song before. I like! Thanks for the link (they have some other good stuff on there, too) :)
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